Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Ōmahu hosts Synod opening

The people of Ōmahu Marae offered a generous welcome to General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui as it set off with a pōhiri and Opening Eucharist in Heretaunga - Hastings yesterday, Sunday 19 May.

Synod heads to Tairāwhiti

This coming week Anglican Church leaders and decision makers from across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia will gather in Hastings for the Church’s biennial week-long wānanga and parliamentary forum known as General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui.

Dunedin farewells Bishop Steven

St Paul’s Cathedral Dunedin saw an influx of worshippers on Sunday 12 May  as Anglicans and wellwishers turned out from across Otago and Southland to farewell and thank Bishop Steven Benford for his faithful service as Bishop of Dunedin over the last seven years.

Archbishops gather in Rome

Archbishop Sione Ulu'ilakepa and Archbishop Don Tamihere have been in Rome with thirty more Anglican Primates where they met together with the Archbishop of Canterbury and took part in a special audience with Pope Francis. 

Wellington welcome refugee whānau

Two Mission Units in the Diocese of Wellington have welcomed former refugees to start new lives in their communities through the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) scheme.

St John’s installs new Manukura

Hoani Tapu - St John’s Theological College has warmly welcomed the Reverend Dr Hirini Kaa as their new Manukura (Principal) with a pōhiri last Friday followed by a Eucharistic celebration where he was installed in the role.

Report puts children's rights at heart

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has launched a groundbreaking new guide that centres on the needs and rights of children in middle childhood – those aged 5 - 12 years old.

Anglicans welcome Pacific churches

Archbishop Sione Ulu’ilakepa and the Diocese of Polynesia have welcomed the twenty-member Executive of the Pacific Conference of Churches’ to Suva this April for their first meeting since elections at the 12th General Assembly in Noumea, Kanaky New Caledonia last November.

Kit teaches abuse survivor care

A recently released toolkit for Aotearoa New Zealand churches offers a first responder’s guide to accompanying survivors of sexual abuse.

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